Many situations are honorable and admirable, but there is still nothing comparable to literally putting one's life on the line, in order for other people to live in freedom. It's important to remember the brave American soldiers who sacrificed their lives for us. They are an exemplary example of what it means to have lived … Continue reading Boys at War… a Memorial Day Tribute
Dying Easter eggs is a family tradition I love. It is meaningful because it reminds me of new life, new beginnings, family togetherness, and a more beautiful, colorful world with Jesus Christ! My family shared God's love today at a community event put on by our little church. We have participated every year for the … Continue reading Dyed Easter Eggs for Jesus
Yesterday I had the privilege of driving out to Snowfield, a beautiful property nestled among farms in Shenandoah's blue mountains. I took a meal out to the home of our dear friends, my pastor and his wife. After three weeks, he is finally back home, transitioning to his new way of life, after undergoing a … Continue reading Spiritual Growth from Suffering Adversity
Congratulations to Nicole, who won the prize for figuring out the theme word for the month of March, here at The Silver Lining ministry page on Facebook! Participants were allowed as many guesses as they wanted, and she kept trying until she got it! She will receive a handmade piece of jewelry in her mailbox … Continue reading Experience Growth in God, Here at ‘The Silver Lining!’
I wrote this poem in 2003. So many U.S. Soldiers, both men and women, were leaving for Iraq, to fight in a war while the rest of us lived our lives in comfort and peace. My friend's son was one of the soldiers who fought in Iraq. I presented her with a copy of this … Continue reading Boys at War… a Welcome Home Poem
Today I am one month into my recovery from back surgery. While I still have pain, I'm getting around a lot better. I love my home, but I start to go stir crazy if I don't get outside to breathe in some fresh, clean air. I've been getting that slightly overwhelming feeling of wondering how … Continue reading Two are Better than One… The Healing Joy of Friendship
HOW TO INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR HEART, AND RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE!
Exactly one week ago, was the big surgery day. For a while, I've thought the surgery was long overdue, but now I can see that God planned it to be this way all along. I want my family, friends, readers, writers, church, and even very kind strangers; to know that last week God showed up... … Continue reading When You’re Sick, God Shows Up… Because He’s Already There!
Little hearts during Lent When I was growing up, there were only two main religions on the Air Force Base. You were either Protestant or Catholic; there was nothing in between. I wished to be Catholic, because I liked that the children took communion wafers. No one realized that I already knew and loved Jesus, … Continue reading The True Sacrifice of Lent and how you can take part
Forgiveness is a command given by God. Since Jesus forgave us, and died for our sins, we must forgive others. Though it's true that forgiveness allows our offender to be released from guilt, sadness, and pain; forgiveness is necessary for us to be free from the roots of bitterness. If the roots of bitterness are … Continue reading Stumped by Forgiveness?